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Silverlight Essential Training (2007)

Course Summary

An insider's look into the process of building interactive web applications using Silverlight.  

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    Course Syllabus

    Using the exercise files
    1. Understanding Silverlight
    What is Silverlight?
    Understanding the various versions
    2. Discovering Silverlight Experiences
    Installing Silverlight on a Windows machine
    Installing Silverlight on a Mac
    Compelling Silverlight examples
    Using Silverlight Pad
    Walking through the example projects
    3. Silverlight Tools: Expression and Visual Studio
    Introduction to Silverlight Tools and XAML
    Getting started with Visual Studio Pro
    Debugging with Visual Studio Pro
    Installing Expression Design
    Using Expression Design
    Installing Expression Blend
    Using Expression Blend
    Using Expression Blend to create user interfaces
    Installing Expression Encoder
    Expression Encoder media functionality
    Expression Encoder and Silverlight integration
    Exporting XAML from Adobe Illustrator CS3
    4. Getting Started with XAML, JavaScript, and HTML
    XAML and JavaScript interaction
    Anatomy of a Silverlight application
    Adding Silverlight to a web page
    Understanding vector graphics in XAML
    Using vector graphics in XAML
    Working with paths in XAML
    Clipping in XAML
    Understanding transforms in XAML
    Using transforms in XAML
    Understanding JavaScript events in XAML
    Using JavaScript events in XAML
    Walking through a Silverlight application
    5. Advanced XAML
    Understanding text in XAML
    Working with text in XAML
    Understanding brushes
    Using brushes
    Understanding animations in XAML
    Using animations in XAML
    Understanding XAML timers for animation
    Creating a XAML timer
    6. Advanced JavaScript Techniques for Silverlight
    Understanding Create from XAML
    Using Create from XAML
    Downloading in JavaScript
    Using a downloader
    Packaging in Silverlight
    Using custom fonts in Silverlight
    Understanding mouse input
    Using mouse input
    Creating a button
    7. Asset Preparation for Designers
    Understanding the XAML workflow between tools
    Organizing XAML assets
    8. Working with Media in Silverlight
    Understanding media and images in XAML
    Working with media and images in XAML
    Working with media and images in JavaScript
    9. Creating a Media Player with Silverlight
    Introduction to media players
    Creating a media player
    Implementing basic playback controls
    Implementing audio controls
    Implementing playback progress indicators
    Adding a download progress indicator
    Connecting duration and position text
    Adding full-screen video playback
    10. Creating Programmatic Animations
    Introduction to the Gravity Simulator
    Resizing the application
    Creating animations in a timer loop
    Creating drag-and-drop functionality
    11. Silverlight Deployment
    Updating Silverlight


Course Fee:
USD 25

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5 - 6 hours / week

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